Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface Pro now that its Surface 2 devices have hit store shelves.
Customers who head over to the Microsoft Store on Thursday will find that the first-generation 64GB Surface Pro now costs $699. The 128GB option will set customers back $799. Both devices were previously $100 more expensive.
This isn't the first $100 price cut for the devices. In August, Microsoft trimmed Surface Pro prices from the earlier $899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB option. That move came after tepid sales continued to cause trouble for the Surface … Read more
Microsoft mouthpiece Frank Shaw penned a blog post Wednesday about Apple's new iPad, which for the first time comes with free iWork and iLife software. Shaw's post is titled "Apple and oranges," but it appears to also include some sour grapes.
Microsoft has taken the iPad to task since the introduction of its own Surface tablet, pointing to features like the Surface's optional keyboard-type covers and built-in Office software as things that set the Microsoft slate apart. Now that Apple has addressed some of that criticism by introducing free iWork and iLife, Microsoft is still … Read more
To me, it's the nicest part of the whole Surface package. And that keyboard/trackpad cover- - and what it does for the Surface -- is exactly what I wanted in the larger iPad.
Apple used to have its own keyboard accessory when the iPad first debuted: it was a physical keyboard dock. So, obviously, Apple's not opposed to keyboards and iPads. I … Read more
The Surface 2, Microsoft's latest entrant in the tablet market, isn't one that most people would want to take apart.
"The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one slip-up, and you'll likely shear one of the four ribbon cables in the edge of the display," iFixit reported. "Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including … Read more
During a San Francisco press conference today, Apple took the wraps off its newest iPad Air tablet. Sporting a more powerful 64-bit A7 processor, narrower bezels, and a thinner 0.29-inch profile, the iOS 7 device features incremental upgrades from its previous iteration, and retains the familiar aesthetics consumers have come to expect.
And while it's obvious that this iPad is an improvement on the last, Apple isn't the only company out there making top-notch tablets.
From different mobile OSes to various display sizes, users can now choose from a bevvy of tablet alternatives. To see how the … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Though Apple is sure to dominate the news cycle with the rollout of new iPads on Tuesday, Microsoft didn't want the coinciding launch of its Surface 2 tablet to go uncelebrated. So it went ahead and decided to throw a simultaneous nationwide in-store launch event -- as is now the fashion with high profile hardware launches these days.
Though unlike its Cupertino competitor, Microsoft's event didn't drive droves of people to pull out their wallets when the clock ticked twelve. In fact, nearly no one I talked with was interested in buying the Surface … Read more
A glow-in-the-dark pathway? Yes please. A glow-in-the-dark pathway that harvests UV light during the day to power its nighttime illumination? Yes please very.
UK company Pro-Teq Surfacing just introduced Starpath, a spray-on technology that can be applied over concrete, tarmac, wood, or any other existing solid surface to give it an artificial sparkly blue glow.
The idea is that the aggregate non-reflective, anti-slip light source can enhance visibility at night, making for a potential money-saving alternative to street lamps and stepping in to aid local governments that may be trying to cut costs by cutting nighttime lighting altogether. … Read more
The tablet is moving from second screen -- for keeping up to date on the move and consuming entertainment content -- to first screen for business and pleasure.
If Gartner's estimates are correct, tablets will surpass PCs (desktops and notebooks combined) in 2015. The research firm estimates tablets will grow 53.4 percent year over year in 2013 to 184 million. PC shipments will decline 11.2 percent from last year, for a total of 303 million. Throw in ultramobile PCs, such as Microsoft's Surface running Windows 8, and the overall PC market will still decline 8.4 … Read more